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Arjun Tendulkar Strikes With 12th Ball in Maiden India U-19 Appearance

Cricketnext Staff |July 17, 2018, 6:09 PM IST
Arjun Tendulkar Strikes With 12th Ball in Maiden India U-19 Appearance

It took Arjun Tendulkar, son of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, just 12 balls to grab the limelight on Tuesday as he picked his first wicket for the India U-19 team playing against Sri Lanka U-19 at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo. The 18-year-old left-arm fast bowler picked up a wicket off the final ball of his second over as batsman Kamil Mishara was caught plumb in front.

Earlier, Sri Lankan skipper Nipun Dananjaya won the toss and opted to bat. India’s wicketkeeper-captain Anuj Rawat decided to open the bowling with Tendulkar and right-arm fast bowler Akash Pande.

After conceding a boundary from the fifth ball of his second over, Tendulkar finished it off in style. The ball seamed in from good length and struck the back leg of Mishara and the umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger to give India their first wicket of the morning session.

Tendulkar was troubling the batsman from the word go and almost had him trapped at the start of his second over, but the umpire signaled that the ball was going down the leg side.

It was however his fellow bowlers Harsh Tyagi and Ayush Badoni that did the bulk of the damage, picking up four wickets each to bowl out the opposition for 244.

In reply, the India U-19 openers Anuj Rawat and Atharwa Taide stitched together 92 runs in the final session, with the captain smashing an entertaining 62 including eight fours and two sixes. Rawat's dismissal in the 16th over led to the umpires calling an end to proceedings on Day 1, with the visitors still trailing by 152 runs.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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